5 MILLION JOBS
The 99% Act
The Congressional Progressive Caucus for all the awards.
If this is accurate then it’s wonderful. There may be hope for the country yet
This actually made me a little physically sick.
What’s that ratio again? 475:1 on average? And this is much higher than that.
The ratio here is 1923 to 1. Give me a fucking break. Four times the already-inflated national average. SMH
And this is why people are mad. Then I read a commenter on the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s website saying ”..if you’d go home and shower, you’d probably get a job”. Bitches.
the average wal-mart employee education is a hs diploma or ged, how the fuck much are they posed to get paid? the ceo runs a goddamn multi billion dollar international company, yo do the math.
lmao how you know what the “average” education of a walmart employee is? LMAO it’s ppl with PhD’s living on the streets these days, it would NOT be hard to find people with degrees (plural) working at the walmart.
and regardless of their level of education, ppl honestly think making sixteen thousand dollars an hour while making sure your employees BARELY get benefits and enough money to put food on their table is fair?
WAHT TEH FACK
lmaoooooooooooo deer god.
This is about ratios, rather than numbers.
Which is to say, it’s not too bad to stomach a CEO paying themselves $16000 an hour… But when it means that they are giving themselves 2000 times as much as the average worker? Are they doing 2000 times as much work? Are they working 2000 times as hard? Not twice, not ten times, not twenty times, or a hundred times, but to make TWO. THOUSAND. times as much as the employees that they rely on to actually perform the jobs and keep the system rolling on is just obscene.
It’s sad because it’s true… I’m not so sure the social wedge issues are going to whip up the same old base as much anymore. 2012 will be interesting.
Whatever you do: don’t hurt the job creators!
“I am 25 years old now, and shacking up in my parents’ guest bedroom,” he told me. “I have successfully made four payments on my student loans in the past three and a half years. I have over $48,000 dollars of student loan debt, and absolutely nothing to show for it. No degrees. No certificates. No qualifications. I have continued my education to the best of my ability since leaving A&M, but always at community colleges and always paying for everything out of pocket. As you can imagine, since I’m not ‘qualified’ for a decent paying job, my savings for school piles up very slowly, and then disappears when August and January roll around. I haven’t been back to school in about a year now, and I currently work at Subway, making sandwiches. I don’t make my loan payments.”
He’s about to join the military because he sees it as his only option. “I am depressed at the idea of signing my life away for four years so I can fight someone else’s wars. I am angry beyond belief that it’s come to this,” he said.
Student loans: no longer a good investment?
Oh, I wrote this the other day. It depressed the hell out of me.
Yeah, ya see, when people ask me what my “goals” are and expect them to be college “worthy” I just tend to blow them off and laugh in their face. There is only a slight chance that you may use your certificates and such and get somewhere with them, but the main reason for you paying out of your ass for an “education” which really isn’t education at all(real knowledge is free and such) is to become a part of the beloved debt system. I’m sorry, I do not see this as an action which needs to signify anything. Usually, and especially these days, if your “education” is going to take you anywhere, it’s because you have a great deal of privilege(white, cis…etc). I find systems and societies as such to be a huge problem and why the world is failing and not only failing, but failing us. Not to mention, what are you really “learning”? Truth? History? Facts? How to help the world? Or what is deemed the correct “knowledge” to be learned of and for your use in and by the dominant class system.
How could we pretend it’s worth anything. It is sad and pathetic.
The Tory and tabloid attitude to getting a job no matter what, even if there ostensibly aren’t enough to go around reminds me of an anecdote my sister told me about university.
During a photography project she arrived to set up the exhibition space a few minutes late and there was no more mounting space at which point the tutor told her ‘well if you’d got here earlier you’d have got a space’ which led her to think ‘but then someone else would be without a space’.
If there were 20 people on the course there should be enough space for 20 people. Even if everyone walked in the door simultaneously, bang on time, someone would have to go without in this bizarre system.
As with job hunting, people should not be punished and labelled as ‘lazy’ for not ‘finding’ a job when there aren’t enough jobs to go around, even if everyone tried really really hard, went to 10 interviews a day and sent (*vomit*) flowers to their interviewers there would still be loads without a job because there just aren’t enough.